5 Shamrock Dr
Halifax, NS B3M 3A5
Karen has been a full time member of Symphony Nova Scotia since 1985, and a member of the Charlottetown Festival Orchestra in Prince Edward Island since 1999. She is also active as a chamber musician and violin teacher, and has been a regular coach with the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra for several years.
A graduate of McGill University, Karen pursued studies in both modern and baroque violin. She was a founding member of McGill’s first Colligeum, performing on period instruments, and is a past member of the Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montreal.
Karen is a founding member of both Réjouissance and Tempest, two Nova Scotian ensembles specializing in early music performance on period instruments. She has recorded for CBC Radio 2 both locally and nationally, and has many recording credits covering a wide variety of musical genres – classical, baroque, folk, celtic, pop, and hiphop.
Karen has 30 years of teaching experience and has taught all levels of students – from beginning students through to preparing high school students for university auditions, and adults as well. She has some Suzuki training, and taught at the Halifax Talent Education Suzuki School in Halifax for seven years, before opening her own studio. Karen now teaches in Halifax, the Windsor-Wolfville area and at King’s Edgehill school.